Air pollution refers to the damage caused to living organisms or the atmosphere by man-made particles. Presence of pollutants such as chemicals, particulate matter or biological substances in natural atmosphere is harmful to all living organisms and environment. Annually, around 1.3 and two million untimely deaths can be attributed to outdoor and indoor air pollution respectively. Air pollution leads to respiratory infections, heart disease, lung cancer, COPD, etc. and researches have linked it to developmental and mental disorders as well.
- Dr Anitha Anchan
February 13, 2013 at 03:19pm
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- Nirmalya Dutta
December 19, 2012 at 09:30am
The WHO Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 – the largest ever study of its kind that looks to investigate the global distribution of major
- Editorial Team
November 10, 2012 at 04:14pm
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- Poonam Kuruganti
July 12, 2012 at 02:18pm
India is now ahead of China - and everyone else - in having the dubious distinction of having the world’s most polluted air. Earlier this year an
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